Parent Association 2021 Wrap Up

Our amazing Parent Association Executive (PAE) continued to support our school community through this year with virtual events. We are hopeful that, by September, we will have the opportunity to welcome back our dedicated volunteers that we have missed this year.

Used Uniform Sale
The year started with a back-to-school used uniform sale during the summer break. With the absence of our regular uniform provider, we increased our used uniform sale in size by four times this year. 

The Holidays
During the holidays, the PAE decorated our Junior and Senior schools, filling the halls with the festive spirit. The décor brought smiles and lifted the moods of our staff and students.

Grandparent's Day
For Grandparent’s Day, the PAE included tea bags with the invitations to our virutal event so that our grandparents could enjoy tea, while virtually watching student performances.

Staff Appreciation Event
To thank our wonderful teachers and staff for the incredible and necessary work they do to support, educate and nurture our children everyday, the PAE organized a staff appreciation event. Prizes were raffled off weekly to celebrate the staff, maintaining a fun spirit.

Virtual Events 
Virtual events were prominent this year, with the Escape Room and Circus Party family evenings, both filled with prizes. The Junior school enjoyed a magic show before Spring Break and finished the year jamming to a Will’s Jams concert.  Although we couldn’t be together in person this year, we definitely had fun together!
 
Next year, we are excited to bring back events, such as the Welcome Back BBQ and the parent formal, as we continue to strengthen our St. John’s community. We look forward to seeing you at these events and welcome your interest in volunteering to help make them a success.

Our Parent Community

Our parents are the heart of the St. John’s school community. Our parents volunteer as class representatives, hot lunch coordinators, field trip chaperones, gardeners and at school events such as the Terry Fox Run, Sports Day and the Welcome Back BBQ.

If you would like to know more about our Parent Association, please contact Ms. Angela Dudek, Executive Director for Advancement, at 604 638 1903.

Our Parent Association Officers

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  • Susan Kim, Chair

    Susan and her husband, Bobby, joined the SJS community in 2018 and have two children, Dylan and Ella, both in the PYP. Susan has a Masters Degree in Criminology and worked as a research consultant for Indian and Northern Affairs for six years before she became a full-time stay-at-home mother. Susan has given her time as an SJS volunteer in many capacities over the years. Her husband currently serves on the SJS Finance Committee and now Susan is ready to take on an executive volunteer leadership role within the SJS community herself. Susan shares that she’s “passionate about providing a positive community to the children and families of St. John’s and would be honoured to serve as PA Chair."
  • Carol Wu, Treasurer

    Carol and her husband, Jerry Zhu, joined the SJS community in 2017 and have two children, Elaine and Renee, both in the PYP. Carol completed her MBA at UBC and is an accounting professional. She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Carol is currently serving the SJS community as a class parent and looks forward to another opportunity to support the school with her professional skills.
  • Ellie So, Secretary

    Ellie So and her husband, Ben, have two children in PYP at St. John’s, Chloe and Alexis. Ellie was born and raised in Korea and worked as a teacher for government funded schools in BC for several years. She resigned when she started her family and is now a full-time parent. Ellie enjoys travelling with her family, reading and learning new languages. She is excited to be more involved in our school community as a member of PAE and facilitatle a meaningful, interactive and fun year in SJS.
  • Yendi Pang, Volunteer Coordinator

    Yendi and Patrick are the parents of Payten in the MYP and Sidney in the PYP. Yendi is a digital marketing professional and primarily works from home to support family balance. Being a newer SJS family, her involvement includes serving as a class parent and other volunteer activities. Yendi is excited to serve on the Parent Association Executive.
  • Sacha Schick, Volunteer Coordinator

    Sacha and Garry are parents of Cruz in the MYP and Zozo in the PYP. Sacha has been a teacher with the Vancouver School Board for over two decades and she currently teaches at a local elementary school on a part-time basis to maintain her work-family balance. Sacha has a keen interest in photography and travelling. Sacha has served as a class parent since 2015 and is involved in numerous volunteer initiatives at the school. She brings passion to the role of Volunteer Coordinator to the Parent Auxiliary Executive.